Broader Economic Implications of Coronavirus

Broader Economic Implications of Coronavirus

There has been wide discussion and commentary on the potential economic and financial impact of the corona virus both internationally and locally – but little reported consideration of the broader economic implications of the pandemic.

The economic impact of the pandemic cannot be seen in isolation from both short trends in the local and international economies at the end of 2019 and the existing structural weaknesses in the international economies.

The talk starts with a setting of the scene by noting the key feature of recent economic crises. It then positions the beginning of the pandemic in the context of the 2019 economic landscape. The discussion moves to the broader implications by comparing the key features of this pandemic to recent economic crises. The presentation closes by considering the economic implications of potential policy options, followed by Q&A.

2020-05 Webinar with Barry Standish - Broader Economic Implications of Coronavirus
2020-05 Webinar with Barry Standish - Broader Economic Implications of Coronavirus  
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About the speaker

Barry Standish is director and partner of the consulting company StratEcon. StratEcon is a specialized economics consultancy with economic modelling as the core competency. The company is based in Cape Town but has undertaken projects throughout Southern Africa and as far afield as the United Kingdom and Russia.

He is also is visiting Professor of Economics at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in the Netherlands. He runs the economics courses for their Full Time and Executive MBA programmes.

He was formally a senior economist at the Graduate School of Business at UCT. During his tenure at the GSB, the MBA Economics courses were regularly placed in the top ten internationally in the Financial Times MBA surveys. He left the GSB in 2013 to take up his current position in the Netherlands.